UFC returns on Saturday on April 9 with a massive pay-per-view card. UFC 273 takes place in Jacksonville, Florida and features two title fights as well as a much-anticipated welterweight showdown between the former title contender Gilbert Burns and the rising star Khamzat Chimaev.
The main event is a featherweight title bout where the reigning champion Alexander Volkanovski defends his belt against the No. 4 ranked fan-favourite Chan Sung Jung, also known as The Korean Zombie.
In the co-main event we’ll finally get to see bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling settle the score with interim champ Petr Yan. Since their first fight ended with an illegal knee that gave Sterling the title, MMA fans have been craving a rematch between the rivals.
Even though two UFC belts are on the line, the most hyped-up fight on the card is undoubtably Burns vs. Chimaev. “Borz” has been crushing every opponent in his way so far. Now, he could earn a shot at the welterweight strap should he pass his biggest test yet in No. 2 ranked Burns.
The fight between heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Marcin Tybura was cancelled just one day before the event due to illness on “Tybur’s” side.
UFC 273: Fight Card
- Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung
- Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan
- Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Women’s Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
- Lightweight: Vinc Pichel vs. Mark O. Madsen
- Welterweight: Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
- Women’s bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
- Welterweight: Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
- Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Women’s strawweight: Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
- Featherweight: Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
UFC 273 start time and how to watch in Sweden, UK and US
Sweden: Viaplay broadcasts the UFC 273 main card (04.00 CEST). For the early prelims (midnight CEST) and preliminary card (02.00 CEST), Swedish viewers need a subscription to UFC Fight Pass.
UK: BT Sports 1 broadcasts the preliminary card (1 AM BST) and main card (3 AM BST). Livestream is also available through the BT Sports website and app for subscribers. To watch the early prelims at 11 PM BST, British viewers need a subscription to UFC Fight Pass.
US: Early prelims start at 6 PM ET on ESPN+ followed by the preliminary card at 8 PM ET on both ESPN and ESPN+. The UFC 273 main card is available as a pay-per-view through ESPN+.
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